Updates from Mrs. Froning

February 24, 2019

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PTA Bingo Night Survey from the PTA

As mentioned in the previous Update, Family Bingo Night event was a lot of fun and a big success! We loved seeing so many Owl families enjoying the evening together. The PTA is always working on making events like this the best they can be for everyone. Let them know your thoughts and help shape next year’s event by taking this quick 3-question survey.
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Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm Child Care will be provided!

Please plan to attend our next general membership meeting, Wednesday, March 6th. We will have two important presentations:

1. Building, Infrastructure & Equity Bond proposal (May 7th election) We will welcome a member of our School Board as well as a member of the District Administration team to share information and answer questions.

2. Scarlet's Smile- We will welcome a member of the Scarlet's Smile foundation to learn more about the amazing barrier free playground that is coming to Commerce Township (located near the new Commerce Township Library). Scarlet's Smile is chosen charity for our Annual Charity Volleyball game (vs. Wixom Elementary) which will be on Friday, April 12th.

Kindergarten 2019-2020 (Graduating class of 2032!)

Mark your calendars and help spread the word if you or someone you know has a child that is entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year! All parents are encouraged to attend the Kindergarten Orientation meeting in March. See details below!
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REMINDER: Friday Bagel Days are BACK!

Our first Bagel day was a wonderful success! Pre-orders are taken each Wednesday! Thank you for support our 5th graders!

Choices:

Plain

Cinnamon Raisin

Blueberry

Girls on the Run: Spaces are limited! Join now!

The first Girls on the Run practice will be Monday, March 11th. There are still a few spaces left on the team! Find out more at www.gotrdetroit.org


All girls in grades 3rd - 5th are invited to attend a brief assembly/meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 2:40 in the cafeteria.


Questions can be sent to Elisabethlockwood@gmail.com.

Lunch Menu changes...

Please be aware, a "snow day" results in changes on the lunch menu. Typically, what ever was to be served on the day school is canceled, will be served the following day. When possible we will try to send up dates. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!

2019-2020 WLCSD Calendar is now available!

Please note:

· We will start the school year prior to Labor Day again.

· Late starts (middle school) and early release (high schools) have been eliminated.

· There are several half-days throughout the school year.

As we have in the past, we will offer a reduced rate Prime Time Care service on each of these half days.


You might be wondering...Why are there so many half days?

Throughout the school year, there are eight half days that will be used for staff professional development. We recognize that half days can be inconvenient for families. That said, research has shown that when teachers receive ongoing, job-embedded professional development, they can increase student achievement by as much as 21 percentile points (Source). As a school and district, we are committed to continuous improvement and these eight half days are an essential part of that commitment. Although they may seem inconvenient, staff development opportunities are crucial to ensure we provide an exemplary education for our children.

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Breakfast & Lunch Information

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 6th

  • PTA General Membership Meeting 7:00 pm Child Care provided

Monday, March 18th

  • PTA Family Literacy Night - more information coming soon!

Monday, March 18th - Friday, March 22nd

  • PTA/Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, March 22nd

  • 1/2 for Students-Dismissal at 11:18am: Staff Professional Learning in the afternoon

Tuesday, March 26th

  • 4th Grade Music Performance 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 28th

  • Spring Picture Day! more information coming later this month

Oakley Park School Bell Times

*Students using Owl Drop Off are to exit cars beginning at 7:55 am

Drop off: 8:00 AM

First Bell: 8:02 (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:08 PM

1/2 Day Dismissal: 11:18 AM